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Donations closed for now!

Thanks to everyone who donated to support the cost of Psaltery Strings. We did raise $180, not quite the goal, but I'm thankful for the financial help.

I'll be running another "donation…


Created by Donna Malus May 21, 2011 at 1:02pm. Last updated by Donna Malus May 21, 2011.

Please consider attending...

The Second Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony will be held at the Tamarack in Beckley, W.V. April 7th through the 10th. The event was a wonderful…


Created by Donna Malus Nov 27, 2010 at 8:47am. Last updated by Donna Malus Nov 27, 2010.

Happy Thanksgiving to All!



Created by Donna Malus Nov 22, 2010 at 8:14am. Last updated by Donna Malus Nov 22, 2010.

We are now 100 strong!

Congratulations to all of us, we've reached the 100 member milestone! Thanks to everyone for their support and let's look forward to that 200 member milestone : )


Created by Donna Malus Oct 4, 2010 at 8:41pm. Last updated by Donna Malus Oct 4, 2010.

Ning is making changes.....

For those who noticed and are wondering, Ning is phasing out free networks. They do have a package I'm comfortable with for the time being and the Psaltery Strings…


Created by Donna Malus May 4, 2010 at 9:38pm. Last updated by Donna Malus May 4, 2010.

1st Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony

I'm thrilled to tell you that the date has been set for the 1st Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony hosted by Tish Westman and Tamarack…


Created by Donna Malus Feb 18, 2010 at 8:49pm. Last updated by Donna Malus Feb 21, 2010.

Bowed Pssaltery Fun Merchandise

Are you in the market for some Bowed Psaltery fun shirts, totes, mugs and even a license plate frame?  Follow the link below to browse the merchandise and maybe…


Created by Donna Malus Feb 5, 2010 at 7:40pm. Last updated by Donna Malus Feb 5, 2010.

Bowed Psaltery Players List

Please follow this link to Tish Westman's bowed psaltery players list. This is a valuable resource for people looking for other players in their area, or just to see whose out there enjoying the…


Created by Donna Malus Jan 7, 2010 at 7:18pm. Last updated by Donna Malus Jan 7, 2010.

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Created by Donna Malus Dec 8, 2009 at 8:08pm. Last updated by Donna Malus Dec 8, 2009.


Featured Video

Amplified Psaltery with Cello Strings built by Rick Long

This video is a personal favorite because it shows a unique type of bowed psaltery with a gorgeous sound. When I heard it I broke out in goose bumps!

Featured Song

Click on the title for the current
featured sheet music!

Clergy's Lamentation




What is Psaltery Strings worth to you?
A dollar a month?
Your help to offset the cost of keeping our Community alive is appreciated.

Thank you.



Members who build bowed psalteries for sale

Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon & Terry Kirby


From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos


to see his work visit

Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms


Prairie Psaltery - Richard Celata


Loon Song Psalteries-Charlie Marshall


New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels


Psalteries by Dave- Dave Lucas


Jon Williams Psalteries
(386) 853-0944

Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman

Ringing Strings - Rick Long

Michael J King Instrumetns - Diatonic Psalteries

Inspired Instruments – Carol and Joe Esch

James Jones Instruments

Omega Strings – Richard Spencer

Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook

Members that teach Bowed Psaltery

Paul G.Sykes - MS  

Located in Hattiesburg
Contact Paul at

or call him at



Gregg Schneeman - California
Contact Gregg here on Psaltery Strings


Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
Bowed Psaltery and other Instruments


Celeste Howard Ray
Bowed Psaltery lessons via Skype
Skype name celesteray88


Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL


Dona Benkert -

Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247

Tish Westman - West Virginia
Lessons at Tamarack, Beckley, WV. Wednesday workshops also available for individual classes and to teach at festivals.
Sunday "Jam" 3:30 to 6:00. All instruments welcome, play mostly Old Time, Celtic & Gospel Music, not opposed to trying any tune called, once did a rap on Bowed Psalteries.

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026

Karla Armstrong - Pennsylvania
Karla plays a variety of instruments and does workshops as well. Please visit her web site for additional information or contact her via the web site or the information below.
(717) 632-8099

Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.

Honey Smith Walls - Florida
e-mail Honey for more info
Melbourne, FL

Visit Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Please sign up on the bowed psaltery players list

Tish's list is a valuable resource when searching for other players.

If you are already on Tish's list, why don't you stop in and update your info? While your there take a look to see if there are new players in your area. Who knows, you might get together and make a recording.

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